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Thug steals $1,700 in stock from Duane Reade and later returns to attack staff with a BIKE CHAIN

A thief violently attacked two New York City drug retailer employees with a bicycle chain.

The man had stolen greater than $1,700 price of merchandise from a Duane Reade in Manhattan 10 minutes earlier than the brazen attack.

As he was leaving with his stolen loot, the thief promised to attack the employees.

Minutes later her returned to make good on his risk. The suspect, waving the bicycle chain in his hand, went behind the counter and began hitting the workers, earlier than working off. 

The attack is simply the most recent in a slew of violent crimes plaguing the Big Apple, regardless of Mayor Eric Adam’s vow to crackdown criminality.

New Yorkers stay frazzled by the skyrocketing surge in crime, which is up almost 40 % from final year, and have expressed fears for his or her security whereas on metropolis streets and subways.

A thief violently attacked two New York City drug store workers with a bicycle chain

A thief violently attacked two New York City drug retailer employees with a bicycle chain

The unidentified suspect focused the Duane Reade on sixth Avenue close to West twenty seventh Street Tuesday afternoon, eradicating $1,745 price of stock from the cabinets.

As he was exiting the shop, the suspect made a verbal risk to hurt the cashiers stationed behind the counter.

About 10 minutes later, he rushed into the store carrying a silver bicycle chain.

Video exhibits the suspect storm past the counter and swing the hyperlink on the workers, placing the 42-year-old and 60-year-old girl.

He then fled the scene, leaving the employees with deep cuts and swelling on their our bodies.

The victims have been taken to close by Bellevue Hospital for therapy. Their situations stay unknown presently.

The suspect (pictured above) had stolen more than $1,700 worth of merchandise from a Duane Reade in Manhattan 10 minutes before the brazen attack

The suspect (pictured above) had stolen greater than $1,700 price of merchandise from a Duane Reade in Manhattan 10 minutes earlier than the brazen attack

Minutes later he returned, waving the bicycle chain in his hand, went behind the counter and started hitting the employees, before running off

Minutes later he returned, waving the bicycle chain in his hand, went behind the counter and began hitting the workers, earlier than working off

NYPD has asked citizens to help locate and identify the suspect

NYPD has requested residents to assist find and determine the suspect 

Meanwhile, NYPD and Crime Stoppers have issued an alert, asking residents to assist find and determine the suspect.

He is believed to be 42 to 47 years outdated, standing 5’11” tall and weighing 185 pounds.   

He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, dark blue jeans, white sneakers and a baseball cap. 

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

Tips will also be submitted anonymously online, through the NYPD Crime Stoppers cell app or by texting 274637 (CRIMES) then coming into TIP577.

The unidentified suspect targeted the Duane Reade on 6th Avenue near West 27th Street (pictured) Tuesday afternoon

The unidentified suspect targeted the Duane Reade on 6th Avenue near West 27th Street (pictured) Tuesday afternoon

The attack left the employees, ages 42 and 60, with deep cuts and swelling on their bodies

The attack left the employees, ages 42 and 60, with deep cuts and swelling on their bodies

New Yorkers have been growing weary over the latest spike in violence and crimes  across the Big Apple, with an rising number occurring on the streets and subways.

While murders and shootings are down 10 and roughly five percent respectively from 2021, overall crime in NYC is up 38.42 percent from last year.

Robberies are up 39.3 percent from last year, while felony assaults are up 18.4 percent and rapes are up 16.1 percent. 

Murders and shooting are down 9 and 6.5 percent respectively from 2021, but violence continues to plague the city. 

Overall crime is up 38.42 percent from last year

Overall crime is up 38.42 percent from last year

On Tuesday, a 35-year-old man was found disemboweled inside his apartment in what cops believe was a drunken brawl turned gruesome killing.

Jose Gonzalez was found facedown on his bed and covered in his own blood. Police said they suspect he may have been killed by his new roommate, with whom he would like to drink.

Jose Gonzalez, 35, was found disemboweled in his bed on Tuesday evening

Jose Gonzalez, 35, was found disemboweled in his bed on Tuesday evening

NYPD reported that Gonzalez was stabbed in the neck, shoulder, arms and stomach with wounds running so deep his intestines were found hanging out of his body. His face and abdomen were also covered in dried blood.

Similarly, last Friday an Asian man was brutally beaten in a subway station after he was anonymously accused of attempting to molest a girl on the train.

Video shared online last weekend showed the man, who has not been identified, being restrained and pummeled by a group of men at the Fulton Street station in Manhattan.

It was presented as a racist attack by some advocacy groups online because the victim is Vietnamese, during a time assaults on Asians have skyrocketed.

But the narrative shifted after the person who recorded the viral video described it as vigilante justice. 

Police declared Gonzalez's death to be a homicide on Wednesday morning

Police declared Gonzalez’s death to be a homicide on Wednesday morning

The videographer, who asked to remain anonymous, told the New York Post that he saw the Asian man being restrained and asked: ‘Why are you holding that guy?’

The holder said he’d pulled the ‘victim’ off onto the platform because he’d just tried to sexually assault a woman in a subway car. They were waiting for police to come arrest him, but officers didn’t arrive for almost 20 minutes, the man told the Post.

In video of the incident, a person can be heard shouting at the man: ‘You touching girls, you touching girls – little sisters and all that, moms and everything. You filthy, son.’

‘I got a daughter,’ another man could be heard saying before slapping the man. ‘If the cops lock me up, I’m paying my own bail.’

Police released photos of the alleged attackers and are asking the public’s help in locating them. Police have received no reports of an alleged sexual assault, police sources confirmed to DailyMail.com on Tuesday.

Video shows the Asian man being restrained and pummeled by a group of men at the Fulton Street station in Manhattan on Friday, May 27

Video shows the Asian man being restrained and pummeled by a group of men at the Fulton Street station in Manhattan on Friday, May 27

The attack was depicted as vigilante justice after he was anonymously accused of attempting to molest a girl on the train

Police in New York City are investigating a video circulating on social media showing three people holding down and brutally beating an Asian man inside a lower Manhattan subway station

The attack was depicted as vigilante justice after he was anonymously accused of attempting to molest a girl on the train 

The repeated acts of violence have residents demanding new Mayor Adams, who campaigned on a platform of cracking down on crime, take action.

In January, Adams unveiled a comprehensive plan to combat surge in crime. It included increased foot patrols as well as the revival of a plain clothes unit named Neighborhood Safety Teams.

He also launched his subway safety initiative in April, sending about 1,000 officers into the city’s busy transit system to weed out crime and vagrancy.

Mayor Eric Adams (pictured Monday, May 30) campaigned on a platform of cracking down on crime. On Thursday, he appointed Andre Mitchell (not pictured) as his 'gun violence czar'

Mayor Eric Adams (pictured Monday, May 30) campaigned on a platform of cracking down on crime. On Thursday, he appointed Andre Mitchell (not pictured) as his ‘gun violence czar’

And on Thursday, Adams appointed Andre Mitchell as his ‘gun violence czar.’ In that position, he will co-chair a new anti-violence task force with Deputy Mayor Sheena Wright aimed at ending the city’s gun epidemic.

The group will be comprised of Adams’ deputy mayors, NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell and Schools Chancellor David Banks.

‘Everyone that impacts or touches the  lives of the young people will be part of the solution of dealing with gun violence because we can’t continue to believe that because you made an arrest, you solved the problem,’ Adams said in a news conference.

‘We need to ensure that we give the resources to the people who want it that’s on the bottom. We’re going to do extra.’ 

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